"...they moved from friendship to social
- The New York Times®
Womanshare: A Cooperative Skill Bank
a community of urban women who share our skills, our interests, our time and
ourselves just as our rural grandmothers used to do. But Womanshare has one important difference: we have taken women's cultural heritage of sharing
and transformed it into a system in which we can earn credit for the time we
vision is that all people can be creators and producers. By valuing caring
skills and life skills, we honor work that women have always done without
getting credit for it. We also value work in process, in which the learning and
the being together are as important as the final product.
has been recognized nationally and internationally as a unique model of
community building based on a service exchange system.